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David Troy Owens

03/13/1967 - 01/14/2021
Service Date: 01/22/2021
Service Time: 11 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pecos Park Ward, 2958 South Recker Road, Gilbert, AZ 85296
Visitation Date: 01/21/2021
Visitation Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Visitation Location: Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297
Interment: Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 East Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Link to watch the service: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__u7CIaH-RAiEJmkadv44qw

David Troy Owens was born in Boulder City, Nevada, on March 13, 1967, to David LaGene and Hazel Kaye Owens. They moved to Arizona when David was 2.5 years old. He grew up in Mesa and attended Mountain View High School. He had a passion for basketball and guns, which he passed on to his children.

David married his wife, Tatum Ann Howey, on May 29,1997, and together they blended their three children and went on to have four more children of their own. David spent his life working to build his business and taking care of his family.

He took great pride in raising his seven children with his wife, Tatum, who he adored. His favorite past times included watching his kids compete in sports, taking his guns shooting, and spoiling Tatum. He also enjoyed spending time with his two grandchildren.

David was larger than life and lit up every room he walked into. He was always happy and the hardest worker. He knew how to fix everyone’s problems and was always the “go to”. David showed his love for those in his life through his actions. He made sure everyone was taken care of and never went without.

David was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served his mission in Hong Kong. He was still very fluent in Cantonese and loved any opportunity to speak it.

He passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021, due to undiagnosed leukemia. He fought hard and strong to the very end. His unexpected passing will leave a hole in the hearts of all who knew him, but most especially his sweet wife and children.

David was preceded in death by his father, David LaGene Owens, and his brother, Shaun Cameron Owens. He is survived by his wife, Tatum, and his seven children:

Britni and Taylor Ipsen; Adelaide

Spencer and Jenna Owens; Troy






and his mother, Hazel Kaye Owens, and his sister, Stephanie Cloward.

The visitation will be Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 6-8 PM at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297. The funeral service will be Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11 AM, preceded by a visitation at 10 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pecos Park Ward, 2958 S. Recker Road, Gilbert, AZ 85296. Interment will follow at Gilbert Memorial Park.



  • Such sad news. David Troy Owens was such a good man, great friend and full of life. All the way from the days of Hawthorne, Poston, and MV.. Always so optimistic and positive about life! Sincerest sympathy goes how to his wife and children. David Troy.. you will be greatly missed…until we meet again….

  • Torie Orton Brown

    Aunt Kaye and family- I am so sorry to hear of Troy’s passing! I can’t imagine how hard this must be for all of you. I pray that the Lord will bring comfort and peace to your hearts and minds during this difficult time. I love you and wish I could be there to support you!

  • Aunt Kaye and family. We are so saddened to hear about Troy. We are sorry we can’t be there to support you. We want you to know our thoughts and prayers are for your comfort and peace in knowing you will be with him again. We love you!

  • Dr. David Warkentin

    David will be sadly missed. Indeed he was larger than life. We laughed together often and he was always someone you could have conversations with in so many different topics. Rest east my David. Prayers to the Owens family.

  • Michelle Neilson

    David was a kind and generous boss. He was great to work for and he will be missed. Thank you David for your kindness toward me and my family. I will miss our great talks. Prayers to Tatum and all of David’s wonderful kids. I am so sorry for the loss of your father and husband, but know he will be with you always. He loved Tatum and his family so much!

  • I’m so shocked to hear of Troy’s passing. I have so many good memories of him and Shawn and our other cousins when we were younger. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Kaye, Tatum, and all of Troy’s kids.

  • Kaye and Stephanie, we were so sorry to hear of Troy’s passing! We will miss him! I will always remember his funny stories and the time he spent with our family while he lived in Salt Lake. You and his family are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that the Lord will provide comfort and peace to you. We love you!

  • I am so stunned to hear this news. David and Tatum were true friends that were by my side thru one of the most difficult times of my life and one of the only reasons I made it thru it. I will always be so grateful for their love, friendship and support. For many years Friday night dates were always with them…every Friday night. As life changed for us I’m sad to say we didn’t see each other much and over time lost touch but they have always been in my thoughts and prayers. Some of my favorite times were with them. David will truly be missed by many. Love and prayers to the family.

  • Carolyn and David Thomas

    Dear Kaye and Stephanie,
    We wish we could have been there for Troy’s funeral. He was such a fun guy with such a great laugh – such a tease. He will be missed! We love you. May our Heavenly Father’s blessings be with you at this tender time.

  • Wilhelmina Pickett

    Dear Kaye my heart breaks for you. Marijane and I will come visit you when it is convenient. It just does not seem that things are right when a child departs the earth before their mother. I am praying that you will find comfort and peace in the memory of a absolutely wonderful son. I am sending my love, Willie

  • Rebecca Spiers Irvine

    My deepest condolences to the Owens family, especially Kaye! Troy was truly an amazing man and larger than life. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Patsy and Jim Spiers

    He lived, larger than life! He loved, everyone. He listened, closely. When I called, he came. I know I’m not the only one who knew this, but I am better for having had him in my life. He was good to me. I’ll miss him.

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